Summer Learning Day is celebrated to bring awareness about the importance of summer learning for your child. To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. And this shouldn’t stop when the school year does. It’s just as important to keep learning during the summer months.
Summer learning is about bringing together fun activities and learning to provide a safe space for the children of working parents.
Summer learning is also…
- For all children, not just those who need to catch up in school.
- Creative and innovative.
- A chance to use the great outdoors as a classroom.
- A way to make sure your child is eating healthy and staying active during the summer.
- A way for older youth to discover a career through job experiences.
- A step up to the next grade or school level.
- A tool for helping children and schools perform at their highest level.
As a parent, you can help your child exercise his mind during the summer by turning everyday errands and outings into a learning experience. Download and print out some of the resources below to learn how.
Summer Learning Tips for Parents
This sheet offers some overall tips on finding a summer program for your child and other low-cost activities that you can do with your child during the summer months.
Ideas for Activities at Home
This sheet offers fun and easy-to-use ideas on how to turn everyday errands and local outings into learning for your child.
Ideas for Older Youth
Getting your tween or teen to learn during the summer can be a challenge. This sheet gives you ideas on how you can make it so fun and interactive they won’t even realize they are learning!
Ideas for an Active & Healthy Summer
This sheet gives ideas on how to keep your child physically active and fit, while eating healthy during the summer months.
This resource from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) in partnership with Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure, will give you tips on how to keep your child reading all summer long.
Summer Learning Day Event Map
Visit our Summer Learning Day event map to find a summer learning program in your community that is having an event to celebrate summer learning.
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